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  •  He needs to challenge the people, not Congress. (4+ / 0-)

    Talk to the people.  Teach them.  Show them what's going on.  I hate to say it, but Reagan was great at that.  Clinton was great at that too.  As was FDR.  Obama, not so much.

    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

    by accumbens on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 07:15:05 AM PDT

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    •  In what way? Not sure what you mean about (0+ / 0-)

      challenging the people? What should the people do as I think he challenges them to contact their members of the House and the Senate and become active and so on.  

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      by wishingwell on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 07:57:42 AM PDT

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      •  Think about how Reagan used to address the (1+ / 0-)
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        "American people" and show them charts of the economy.  For whatever they were worth, he was talking to people - with the ever-helpful visual aids - and not to Congress.  They weren't press conferences, but addresses.

        Obama simply doesn't communicate well with the public at large.  He doesn't educate them.  Telling them to contact their  Congressional legislators when they don't really understand what's going on - as opposed to just taking his word for it - is practically useless.  He's operating in a vacuum.

        The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell

        by accumbens on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 08:12:50 AM PDT

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    •  And speaking of Clinton (4+ / 0-)

      The President should say "Hey, remember the economy under Bill Clinton? Let's go back to the tax rates we had back then!" Clinton & the economy under him are still popular so that would go a long way.

      A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

      by METAL TREK on Sun Jun 03, 2012 at 08:28:18 AM PDT

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